The Bowerbird Writes


The Bowerbird Writes

It is the institution that matters

I HAVE nothing against Latheefa Koya. In fact, I have a lot of respect for her as a lawyer, human rights activist and politician. She has made her name as someone who speaks her mind.

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Please stay the course, PH!

THE Pakatan Harapan government is still grappling with issues real and imaginary a year after coming to power. So much has been said about the performance of the present government.

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We are never too old to work

Those above 60 years should not be taken for granted as they are poised to transform society in the 21st century.

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An obituary for the book industry?

MANY writers certainly aspire to be J.K. Rowling, one of the most commercially successful novelists in the world today. She is said to be worth RM4bil.

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A gathering unlike any other

WHEN I joined Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) as a researcher in 1977, I shared a room with the late Abdullah Hussain. He was already a well-known novelist and short story writer. He later became the country’s eighth Sasterawan Negara (national laureate). He was once the editor of the entertainment magazine Gelanggang partly owned by the great P. Ramlee. Naturally, he had a lot of stories to tell about his days in Singapore during the best years of Malay cinema.

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Money at the bottom of the pyramid

Empowering the ‘poor’ makes a lot of business and economic sense.

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Approach to economy a game changer

Malaysians opted to change the government last year but reality is beginning to set in as Pakatan harapan struggles to address bread and butter issues.

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Oscars – showbiz at its best and worst

WHO would have imagined Green Book being named Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards? Before this, probably 85% of moviegoers had never heard of the film directed by Peter Farrelly.

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EAC must not fail

THE Economic Action Council (EAC) was set up out of necessity, and not because the ministers are incompetent. On this matter, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had to publicly counter the views of his no-nonsense media and communication adviser Datuk A. Kadir Jasin.

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The divide will break us apart

THE last general election was supposed to usher in a new Malaysia – one that is race-blind. It was the people that decided to oust a government perceived as corrupt and whose leaders allegedly abused their power indiscriminately.

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The minister and the city

The Federal Territories Ministry oversees three places. But it is Kuala Lumpur that demands the most attention, with its many social, economic and cultural challenges.

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Free the bourse, please!

Perhaps it is time to consider slightly easing the regulation of the stock market to reflect the realities of today rather than the fears of the past.